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and jon karl have been tracking it. let's start with jake. >> reporter: last night aftete their primetime addresses, house speaker john boehner was overheard saying he didn't sign up to go mano a mano with the president of the united states after the president called for congress to compromise. the president spoke sternly to the american people last night blaming house republicans, especially freshmen, for holding up a debt deal. >> the only reason this balanced approach isn't on its way to becoming law right now is because a significant number of republicans in congress are insisting on a different approach. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner responded by saying that the president wants to continue his rampant spending. >> the president often said we need a balanced approach, which in washington means, we spend morerend you pay more. >> reporter: right now there a a two competing bills, to raise the debt ceiling and reduce the deficit. a house one that likely cannot pass the senate and a a nate one that cannot likely pass the house. both raise the debt ceiling, cut more than $1 tril
markets. let's get a reality check from abc's countdown team. jake tapper at the white house. jon karl on capitol hill. bianna golodryga from the new york stock exchange. looking at the asian and european markets overnight, there seems to be concern but not panic yet, bianna. >> reporter: that's right. wall street seems to be patient with washington. markets opening blower. just about 130 points lower. not the knee jerk reaction that people were fearful of. things are still at an impasse. even though the markets aren't selling off, people are concerned about what's still on the table a credit downgrade. the s&p says the u.s. could lose its aaa ratings in the next three months. that would mean that interest rates go higher. it would be more difficult for people to get a loan out there. and it could be a big burden for this economy, as we're just starting to recover. george? >> jon, they had been hoping on capitol hill to come up with some sort of deal before the markets opened today. that has not happened. it seems, the only thing that everyone seems to be accepting th
it so far. jon huntsman says he doesn't sign any pledges. >>> the family of betty ford is making funeral arrangement for the former first lady. ford died yesterday at age 93. she is regarded a as an independent first lady known for her frankness. she spoke about -- out for abortion rights. the medical community also give hers credit for reducing the social stigma surrounding drug and alcohol addiction by admit to go her own battles with substance abuse. >> just the thought of being first lady can be very challenging, and it was. it was a demanding job, but it comes with no job description. >> ford entered rehab in 1978, for addiction to painkillers. she openly discussed her problem in public and opened the betty ford center in rancho mirage four years later. >>> president obama issued a statement praising mrs. ford and says -- service will be held next week. she will be buried in michigan next to her husband, former president gerald ford. >>> tomorrow congressional leaders will meet with president obama to continue negotiations to raise the nation's debt ceiling. and in this weekend's on
or sn crab and crab butter shrimp. [ jon i wouldn'tut it my table at home, i wouldn't bring it in. my name's jon forsythe, and i sea fd differently. >> welcome to news by the numbers. i'm in the control room. don't try to follow me. you'll never break security. 56 miles per gallon, that's the new fuel efficiency. that's the target president obama has set for the year 2025. i'll be 31. automakers say the new standard threatens their recovery. let's go to the bottom screen and look at brains. next 20%. scientists say that's how much bigger people's brains are north of the equator. do you believe this? but size doesn't matter. northerners are not any smarter than their counterparts when it comes to that. and back up top finally $2.60. that's the average price per tooth left by the tooth fairy. it's down $0.40 from last year. my daughter lost her -- this tooth, it cost me more than $2.60. according to that teleprompter, i got nothing else to say. >> all right. thank you, brian. a pittsburgh area restaurant got national attention and support for banning kids under 6 years old. but childr
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